Yauya District

Yauya District is one of three districts of the province Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald in Peru.[1]

Yauya

Yawya
Suspension bridge of Pukayaku (Pucayacu) across the river Yanamayu which connects the districts Llama and Yauya
Suspension bridge of Pukayaku (Pucayacu) across the river Yanamayu which connects the districts Llama and Yauya
Country Peru
RegionAncash
ProvinceCarlos Fermín Fitzcarrald
FoundedNovember 18, 1905
CapitalYauya
Government
 • MayorAntonio Sulpicio Villanueva Castillejo
Area
 • Total170.41 km2 (65.80 sq mi)
Elevation
3,250 m (10,660 ft)
Population
 • Total5,460
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO020703

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (92.69%) learnt to speak in childhood, 6.72% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 8°58′59″S 77°18′00″W / 8.98306°S 77.30000°W / -8.98306; -77.30000